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all right lifelong highway 680 here -- live along highway 680 here in fremont. there is a new express lane. teenagers dealing with the loss of a friend the deadly car crash at that claimed a young life and what police suspect caused it. simply will not have the resources to address gangs today, like we did yesterday. a special crime fighting unit in the south bay disbanded because of money problems. what police say the true price
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will be. good morning monday september 20th. i am elizabeth wenger. >> i am sydnie kohara. your time is 6:00 a.m. let's look at traffic and weather before you head out the door. good morning gianna. >> good morning. we are checking in accident free. close eye on the 680 area. express lanes, right now bart showing delays system wide, 10 to 15 minute, ace, muni, cal trans, checking in problem free. that is a look at traffic your forecast tracy. >> thanks. well, a pretty nice day, some areas of fall could greet you for the first half and later on, sunshine. 80 degrees concord, 79 liver more. 7 oakland, 78 -- 71 oakland, 79 san francisco. more bay area cities, afternoon highs in just a few moments back up to you. >> thanks very much. 6:01 a.m. a new way to avoid traffic jams open to drivers in east bay an
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hour ago. ann is along interstate 680 in fremont. ann good morning. >> good morning. they say time is money are you willing to pay the price to make your commute go kinger. that is the question here along -- go quicker. that is the question here along 680. that is the current price point of using the express lane along 680. $1 that is going to change depending on congestion. here along the highway, between southbound 680, senole grade. 14 miles worth of highway, this is how things will look as you drive through, a half mile before each entrance, toll pricing sign, tolls vary depending on congestion. fact tract trance ponder will
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fact transponder will be read and you cannot exit until you get to mission. chp officers will be out in full force making sure drivers understand. sergeant cross with the california highway patrol, what do you anticipate as the day goes on? >> we anticipate initially there may be confusion but we will have extra officers working the area to be a visible presence as well as conduct enforcement. we highly recommend that spend an extra 10 minutes, do research as far as ins and outs of these express lanes so you are more comfortable. >> what are you looking for as far as making sure people don't cross the lines? >> yeah, the biggest thing, just have that invisible presence, more officers in the area. we want to ensure it is moving smoothly and also want to make sure people are not violating. so if you are stopped there is a possibility you could receive a citation the best thing to do is play it safe, take your time and use the lanes properly. >> very good again this is
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along680 on the senole grade. there will be a grace period when it comes to fines, that will not last long. if you have a fast track transponder in your car but are in the car pool hide it so you don't get charged a fee when you wouldn't normally have to because car pools, motorcycles and low emission vehicles are still free in that lane. sydnie. >> ann, a lot of people are going where is that little mylar envelope i wonder if you can sit on it or put it in your glove box. >> hide it very very well. that is the bottom line. >> don't want to get charged extra. thank you very much. well, more commuters are using fast track on bay area bridges. the number of drivers using it has more than doubled to about 80%. the san francisco examiner reports, there was a big jump earlier this year when trance ponders became required for car
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pools. >> a north bay community is trying to cope with a tragedy that killed a teenage boy. the nevado high school student died in a car crash saturday. sharon ken is explaining how another teen who was driving is under arrest. >> reporter: yes, more than a dozen grief counsellors here on campus at nevado high school. one classmate died another arrested friday. highway patrol officers say a 16-year-old suspect was driving four passengers, friday morning when he was speeding, lost control and smashed into a semi. police arrested the teen driver on felony dui charges. one 16-year-old passenger died and three other passengers were injured one of them still in critical condition. the truck driver was not injured. students say they had just been warned about the dangers of driving under the influence. >> we just had like assembly on
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drinking and driving so it should have like clicked in people's heads but i guess i mean, things happen. they didn't thing this would happen at all. >> the school is postponing this weekend home coming event for three weeks chp is not releasing the names of the students. now not only will there be grief counselling here at the high school but also three other schools where the victims siblings go to classes hill middle, san jose middle, and hamilton elementary school. at 7:00 a.m. this morning we are expecting the school district superintendent to be here at novado high school and tell us more about what they will do at the school today. >> sharon chen live in novado. thanks sharon. today we will learn where pg&es most dangerous natural gas lines are located. they asked the utility for that following the san bruno explosion the pipes that blew up are being examined to try to
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determine what caused the explosion. mercury news reports pg&e told them that two high risk lines run through the city. exact locations are expected this afternoon. now facing the first lawsuit from the explosion a man who was renting a home near the blast site filed a class action suit he wants pg&e to turn over the $100 million recovery fund to a third party. steve dare's attorney said the cost of recovery will be much more than expected. >> if you look at the real estate people i've talked to, property devaluation, other injuries, personal injuries, possible punitive damages they are going to be a lot more than $100 million. in a written response pg&e says it is committed to the residents and city of san bruno to rebuild and will be there every step of the way. >> time 6:07 a.m.
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let's get a check of our commute across the bay area. how is it looking so far? >> so far so good, checking accident free we will start you off with a live look at 680. ann is live at the scene bringing us updates but again between highway 84 and 237 between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. monday through friday. plan for that. so far the traffic is fairly light along the senole grade. you can see traffic stacking up on that southbound side. give yourself extra time, looks like traffic a bit busy in that area. over to our maps, we are sighing delays, -- seeing delays westbound highway 4. here is your weather with tracy. our forecast for the morning, partly cloudy conditions as the fog begins to roll in. here in the bay, areas of fog and in our valleys, low fogs, for the bay and coastline.
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you will deal with that for the morning something else this afternoon. sunshine a few clouds along the coast, sunny, seasonal temperatures around the bay and sunshine and warm for most inland. lower 70s around the bay and 80s inland. some of our warmest spots. we will take a look at for bay area highs, cities coming up to you. >> it is 6:09 a.m. an elite crime fighting force in the south bay the latest victim of budget cuts. what could happen now. >> we committed no crime and we are not spies. >> and home free, what sarah shourd hopes to accomplish now iran has released her ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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say the city is endangering good morning you are looking live 680 in fremont. we will continue to bring you updates throughout the morning,580 and highway 4 traffic. >> san jose police say the city is endangering public safety eliminating the gang and pub like crime unit. they had a news conference
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yesterday they held it near the spot where two trick or treaters were gang attacked by gang members last year. the association says cutting the unit leaves people vulnerable and afraid in their own neighbourhood. >> these impacts should not be tolerated and our residents deserve a police response that specifically attacks this plague on our community. >> the association actually took out a full page ad criticizing the decision. mayor and city councilmembers support eliminating the unit because of budget problems. they say police will still have resources to fight gangs. >> sarah shourd is back in the u.s. she spent nearly 14 months in an iranian prison her fiance and friend are still in custody in iran they were arrested in 2009 accused of being spies after iran claimed they crossed the border from iraq. shourd says she will not be free until the other two men are released.
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this is not the time to celebrate. my dispointment in not sharing this with shane and josh was crushing and i stand before you today only one third free. >> shourd with you freed from prison last tuesday after officials in oman mediated her half million dollar bail. the mothers of the two men in prison have requested a meeting with the iranian president. >> coming up is obesity contagious. the new theory about what really causes it. we've got fog this morning rolling into the bay. a lookout side toward the bay bridge, low clouds, filtering in, below the bridge also some clouds above the bridge. the amount of sunshine we will pick up today will there be any sunshine what about temperatures, your forecast coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning from the traffic center. highway 4 as you travel westbound. you can see red here on our sensors, speeds less than 25 miles per hour. 20 miles per hour as you work through the antioch area, better just west of there give yourself extra time. westbound 580, the usual stuff, delays pretty much from 205
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into liver more. west of there, traffic is stop and go approaching 680 near the dublin interchange. this portion of 680, south of there keeping our eye on express lanes so far so good. nice speeds as you work your way between 84 and 237, a live report coming up in a few minutes, 880 through hayward, extra volume on the southbound side overall traffic moving well no trouble to report south 880 as you work into the south bay. bay bridge itself starting to see a bit of a back up in the catch lanes, metering lights still not on officially but delays, fast tracks moving well in that area. 80 between dixon and leisure town. road construction, between 9 and 2 today, things will be busy westbound side. a live look at san mateo bridge, traffic light, both directions, no trouble between hayward and foster city. let's check your forecast here is tracy.
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>> thanks gianna. >> quite a bit of cloud coverage. low cloudfog along the coast, low cloudfog around the bay areas of fog in our valleys especially, temperatures out the door, mid-50s. to lower 60s. this afternoon sunshine warming up, especially inland today's highs, lower 80s. sunny, seasonal. lower 70s around the bay and lower to mid-60s along the coastline sunshine and a few clouds expected. warming up for some. what does that mean. the closer you get to the coastline and bay, temperatures don't shift, farther inland, temperatures warmer. santa rosa, 72 to 81, yesterday to today. redwood city up 3 degrees. concord up 7 degrees. take a look at more bay area cities, today's nice temperatures, 77 milpitas, fremont, 76 sunny vail, 73 san mateo, lower 60s along the coastline. east bay locations, lower 80s
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pittsburgh, brent wood, 79 san ramon. san leandro and richmond. north bay locations, 75 san raphael, lower 80s fire field, sonoma, santa rosa and 70s mill valley, san francisco 69 degrees. seven-day forecast, today slightly warmer inland, tomorrow cooling down for the entire bay area, more clouds expected winds begin to shift and cooler weather expected. thursday and friday warming up take a look at the weekend, 90s? yeah, lower 90s for the weekend should be pretty nice. that is a look at your weather back to you. it is 6:20 a.m. let's look at today's top stories, bay area's first express lane opening east bay. drivers southbound interstate 680 can pay to use the car pool lane is he knoll grade. you will need -- senole grade. you will need a fast tracks
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transponder. grief counsellors will be at novato high school to help students cope with the death of a 16-year-old boy. the driver was drinking and speeding when he lost control. later today, pacific gas and electric expected to provide a list of the most dangerous gas pipelines in its system the state public utilities commission demanded that list after the explosion and fire in san bruno. they told san jose and milpitas officials problem pipelines run through their cities. is obesity something you can catch? a new study suggests obesity may be linked to a viral infection. researchers found children exposed to a particular strain of adenovirus were significantly more likely to be obese. children who tested positive for the strain weighed almost 50 pounds more. not exactly so surprising most americans are not getting enough exercise. haven't they be doing this
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study forever. a new study more than 80,000 adults found 5% of some did some vigorous activity. also no surprise what are most americans doing instead? everything they shouldn't be, eating, drinking, and watching tv. genetically engineers salmon could end up in grocery stores right now the fda is meeting on that topic. if approved the fish could become the first genetically engineers animal for human consumption. they says the just as safe to eat as conventional salmon but grow twice as fast. the first real competitor to apples ipad. >> what this tablet can do ipad can't i was driving in northern california. my son was asleep. i really didn't see it coming. i didn't realize i was drifting into the other lane. [ kim ] i was literally falling asleep at the wheel. it got my attention, telling me that i wasn't paying attention.
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>> we have seen none of the above or heard of them. new express lane opened interstate 680 along the senole grade. >> would you be willing to pay to have an express lane on the freeway you drive. >> eric writes freeway? seems the name should be changed to pay way. the first of many to come. if i had to drive on the busy highways i pay but for the past few months i have been riding my bike to work. >> i wish i could. >> my hair would be a disaster. >> take me about 3 hours to get here. >> rare reason says heck -- karen says heck no, that is highway robbery. >> good one. >> we are on facebook and twitter. >> 6:27 a.m. happened in san bruno could it happen in your neighbourhood. the bay area communities, with some of the riskiest gas pipelines ,,
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wenger. good morning, monday the 20th of september. i am sydnie kohara. >> i am elizabeth wenger. speeding up your commute for a price. >> ann is in fremont where there is a new express lane on interstate 680 starting this morning. >> reporter: things are running
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smoothly the price has remained at $1 for at least the past hour. that is what it will cost you to use the new express lane. actually it is the old hov lane along 680 transformed into an express lane. this is southbound 680 along the senole grade. 14 miles between employee son on the and milpitas -- pleasonton and milpitas. this is how things will look driving through that express lane, half a mile before each entrance you will find a toll pricing sign. like the one we showed you and tolls will vary depending upon congestion. your fast track transponder will be read by automatic sensors charging that fee. once you are in the toll lane you cannot cross the double line you can't exit until you get the mission or end of the road at 237. as for entrances, there are 3 of those, first is just south of 84, then 8 miles later between washington and auto
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mall. and then south of mission, probably difficult for you to take in right now so if you want the look we have all this information on our website just click on news links. cal trans is expecting confusion this morning. >> well, we expect there to be some growing pains this is new for northern california, and it will take a little time for people to understand how it works but during that process, people will get it pretty fast because mostly it is the same people driving. they will learn it and it will be a great thing for bay area commuters. >> the lane is in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., now enforcement, this is how that will work california highway patrol will have devices that read whether or not someone has a fast track transponder if not, they will count heads and make sure you are not violating the hov lane meaning you need two or more people. the fine for violating this is
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$381 the normal hov lane violation fee. that will add a lot of money when you add in the court costs that would -- that violation would cost. the other thing if you are a valid car pool in the car pool exbless lane, you are going to want to make sure you hide your fast track transponder so you don't get charged the fee. they recommend you put it in the mylar bag given to you when you first got it. if you can't find it get a new one because you can try things like sliding it in your glove box but that is not guaranteed the work according to the folks in charge of the express lane. sydnie. >> yeah, sit on it. >> yeah i don't know what you do with it. >> you can try that and it might work they are saying but it is not guaranteed you might still get charged. >> okay. >> just get a hold of the bag >> i know you talked to sergeant cross do you thing there will be a grace period as people get used to this? >> they hesitate to call it a grace period but are saying
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warnings will be given out for a few days they are trying to educate people. call that what you will but they are saying it will not last more than a few days. >> all right. ann thank you. on i-7 ever 680 fremont. -- on i-680 fremont. >> chp with you making sure people don't cross that white line. >> more to giann fran co. >> good morning i will show you a map of 680, seeing yellow on our sensors here showing speeds are zipping less than 40 miles an hour through that area. getting sluggish hopefully those express lanes will relieve congestion. so far, no trouble through milpitas, bay bridge lights officially on. see the back up now beyond the 880 overpass and mass transit no trouble, everything back on time for bart. here is your forecast tracy. thanks. forecast this morning, plenty of fog to greet you for the
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first half of the day take a look at it boy, coming in rolling in, plenty of fog around the bay as well as valleys and also for the coastline. what does that mean for the afternoon. sunshine at least for the afternoon temperatures today. upper 60s san francisco lower 70s oakland, lay ward, antioch, pleasant -- hayward, antioch pleasonton. expecting that fog to move out of dodge, move out of the bay area by the afternoon we will reap the benefits of all that sunshine. that is a look at your weather back up to you. it is 6:35 a.m. several grief counsellors will be at three schools in the north bay this morning after a crash killed a 16-year-old boy. sharon chan is in novato to explain a teenage driver is under arrest. good morning the school district superintendent will be here at 7:00 a.m. this morning to fill us in on the plans for the day. there are going to be 15 grief
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counsellors here at novato high school they will be available to helps following that -- students following that deadly car crash. highway patrol officers said the 16-year-old suspect was driving four passengers novato boulevard friday morning he was speeding, lost control and smashed into a tractor trailer carrying cattle. police arrested the teen driver on felony dui charges one 16- year-old passenger died three others were injured one still in very critical condition. >> you had a young adult who made a very poor decision, starting from driving without a license, driving under the influence of alcohol, and then driving at a high rate of speed, which is a total recipe for disaster. >> students say they had just had an assembly on the dangers of drinking and driving. chp is not releasing the names of the students, the school meantime cancelled this week's home coming events postponed them for three weeks in
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addition to brief counselling today, there will be -- grief counselling today there will be similar counselling at three other schools, hill middle school san jose middle school and hamilton elementary school. >> what a senseless tragedy. where are pg&es most dangerous natural gas pipelines? the utility will let us know later today. california public utilities commission asked foam there are that information following the -- for that information following the san bruno explosion. the pipe is being examined to determine what caused the explosion. pg&e told san jose and milpitas officials two high risk lines run through their cities. the exact locations are expected this afternoon. now pg&e facing the first lawsuit from the explosion a man renting a home near the blast site filed a class action suit. he wants pg&e to turn over the
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$100 million recovery fund to a third party saying the cost of recovery will be much more than expected. in a written response pg&e says it is quote committed to the residents and city of san bruno to rebuild and will be there every step of the way. 6:38 a.m. members of san jose's police union are angry about the elimination of a gang and violent crime unit the police officers association holding a news conference near the spot where two trick or treaters were brutally attacked by gang members. the association says cutting that unit will leave people vulnerable and afraid in their own neighbourhood. majority of homicides in san jose are gang related we simply will not have the resources to address gangs today like we did yesterday. >> we have taken what was dedicated wholly, solely, 100% to gang activity suppression and moved them over to another unit they will continue to do
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that with other things. >> mayor and some members of city council support elimination of the unit because of the city's budget problems. city leader in the east bay found herself the victim of a crime, jean kwans purse was snatched outside safeway on saturday. she got a partial license plate number. she does not thing she was targeted another woman in the parking lot told her the man also approached her. >> after nearly 14 months in an iranian prison uc pearly grad sarah shourd is finally back in the -- berkeley grad sarah shourd is finally back in the u.s. she spoke at a news con press in new york hours after landing. the three were arrested in 2009 accused of being spies after iran claimed they crossed the border from iraq. shourd says she will not be free until the other two men are released. this is not the time to
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celebrate. my dispointment in not sharing this with shane and josh was crushing and i stand before you today only one third free. >> shourd was freed from prison last tuesday after officials in oman mediated her half million dollars bail. the mothers of the two men in prison have requested to meet with the iranian president. a push to give kids healthy alternatives at lunch. the one thing school could be required to serve for free. >> another sign, pot is going main stream. bay area workers who says the time to unite. this is your captain speaking, we are fourteenth in line for take off. beep, beep, beep. looks like its bumper to bumper on the interstate. i gotta get to cleveland! should have skipped that second soda. remove your belt, your watch, your shoes.
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237, traffic actually not too bad through that area. if i show you on the maps, slight delays on that southbound side of 680, around mission. give yourself extra time as you get used to those new lanes. elsewhere, cruising on 580, slow, westbound, 29 miles per hour backed up toward 205. if you are taking highway 4, usual stuff through antioch, westbound, 16 miles per hour give yourself extra time through that portion. also if you are headed into san francisco closures to report, howard shut down between third and fourth due to oracle open world in effect until next thursday also expect closures on mason street between ellis and oh farrell eastbound taylor lane use mass transit that is your best bet. so far so good on bart, ace, muni, cal trans. live look golden gate bridge. traffic light, no trouble out
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of southbound marin county. bay bridge backed up all the way to the maze metering lights on and a quick look at 280, northbound extra volume overall traffic pretty light for a monday morning. that is a look at your drive let's check your forecast. our forecast for this morning, boy, still plenty of fog out there, fog and low clouds expected for the coastline, temperatures mid-50s to upper 50s. low clouds and fog around the bay areas of fog inland with temperatures up to the lower 60s. this afternoon, how about your temperatures up to the lower 80s. yeah, i thought you would like that. sunshine warmer conditions for most especially inland. sunny and seasonal around the bay temperatures up to lower 70s, sunshine. a few clouds along the coastline. today warming up the closer you get to the coastline and bay not really but farther inland temperatures 72 yesterday santa rosa, 81 today, temperatures warming up. 9 degrees warmer santa rosa, 3 degrees warmer redwood city, 7
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degrees in concord. a look at more area cities, bay area cities, 79 degrees cupertino, palo alto, 73 san mateo and across the bay, 75 union city 77 milpitas. east bay locations, 80 danville, 80 dublin, pleasant hill and along the bay, 60s richmond and berkeley, low 70s oakland and lower to mid-70s hayward and san leandro. north bay locations, kentville, mid-70s san raphael, 74 novato and petaluma, santa rosa, nice, mild temperatures, five day forecast, as we move into tomorrow and wednesday slightly cooler conditions more clouds, thursday and friday, plenty of sunshine take a look at that weekend. 7 days out saturday and sunday. 90s? yeah, warm weekend expected especially considering we will officially be in fall. that is a look at your weather back up to you.
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>> what day is the first day of fall? >> wednesday night at 8:09 p.m. >> okay. >> just when it heats up. love fall around here. thanks tracy. facebook might be getting into the phone business. although they deny it. >> who might know that. jason brooks. jason good morning. >> good morning sydnie and elizabeth. the big rumour coming out of the weekend. tech crunch reporting facebook is working on a secret project that may indeed be its own smart phone. facebook immediately denied that saying only they continue to work on new applications to improve mobile operating systems with facebook. but clearly going mobile is the way these days. it is expected within just a couple years more people will be computing on their mobile devices rather than desk tops and laptop computers. google coming out this morning and hoping to improve the security of your g mail account they will add a second layer of
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security where you will have to enter a 6 digit code after your password. now they will start out with corporate customers first, that use g mail services as well as other google services like office type services and then it will roll out to private g mail accounts in the next few months. stock market fairly quiet, on a nice roll for the month of september off to a positive start this morning. we will get a report on home builder confidence in a minute, fed begins two days of meeting to talk policy now expected to touch interest rating when they make the decision tomorrow most economists don't expect any change for at least another year fed could talk about any other policy changes such as putting more money into government bond to help keep mortgage rates down. right now, dow is up by 22 points, nasdaq higher by 4, s&p up by 2. elizabeth and sydnie. >> thanks very much. jason brooks, kcbs and cbs
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money many school cafeterias in california don't offer free drinking water. >> a new bill now pushing to bring fresh water to lunch tables by next july the bill passed the senate and assembly now all it needs the the governors no signature. districts say they can't afford to supply the water. water fountains, breeds germs. >> all right more medical marijuana growers or workers in california are unionizing >> yes, teamsters added nearly 40 new members forming the country's first group of unionized marijuana growers. the members work as gardeners, trimmers, cloners for a oakland marijuana business the second pot union in oakland. workers at oakster dam university joined a different union. it is a trade school for
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medical marijuana industry. we have been talking about it and showing you live pictures all morning, so far it seems to be okay. >> part of our question of the day would you be willing to pay to have an express lane on the freeway you drive on every morning. >> on twitter, i would not pay to drive in an express lane my tax payments to the state are enough. >> valerie e-mails us she says i'm broke enough after tune ups and oil changes if they pay for my gas i will think about it. >> really it does seem like you are being charged every place you go. >> 580, altamonte pass they are talking about next a trend. >> time now for a look at what is coming up later this morning on the early show. >> maggie rodriguez joins us from new york. welcome back. so good to see you. >> you look great. >> oh, thank you ladies. so good to be back here this morning it felt strange kind of like the first day of school but really really good i had
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flowers waiting for me on my desk from harry >> fantastic. >> super sweet >> we have a lot this morning right off the bat what is planning with hurricane igor it hit bermuda and tens of thousands of people don't have power. the sun is coming up we are getting a better idea of damage. dave will fill us in on with a we know so far and tell us where the storm is heading next. >> to washington where a man had an encounter with a black bear out walking his dog his wife found him and she herself came face to face with the bear but managed to call 911 and save his life and will join us exclusively with the story. >> plus new versus used. what should you invest in and buy brand new and what is okay to buy old. we will talk about that this morning and hopefully save you money on the early show. sydnie elizabeth back to you. >> see i am rusty. >> is the baby going to makephoto open? >> boy michael. >> he will be today. >> all right. >> end of the show.
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california now has its first toll road that is not on a bridge. anne makovec is along interstate 680 in fremont, where the new express lane is open. >> northern california has its first toll road not on a a bridge. ann good morning. >> 680 along the senole grade that is where it will display the price of using the express lane all day. 14 miles of highway between 84 and 237 here on 680. right now cost you $1 to use the express lane but the price will depend on congestion. range any where from 30-cents to $6 the express lane will be in effect all day 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. this is how things will look as
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you drive through on the express lane, a half mile before each entrance you will find that pricing sign. your fast tract transponder will be read by automatic sensors. once you are in the toll lane you cannot cross the double line. you cannot exit until you get the mission or end of the road at 237. chp will enforce that and busting anyone driving in the express lane without a fast track transponder the fine is $381. the normal hov lane violation unless you qualify for the hov lane. those rules are still in effect. 3 or more people in the vehicle, motorcyclehybrids with stickers, those vehicles can use express lane for free if you do qualify, you are going to want to hide your transponder so you don't get charged. as for entrances there are three of those the first south of 84 then 8 miles later between washington and auto mall just south of mission we have all the information for
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you on cbs also if you lost the mylar bag that came with your fast track transponder you can get another one of those at bay area fast you will want to use that bag so you don't get charged if you would otherwise qualify for the car pool lane. >> very good advice ann thank you, ann on 680 fremont. and checking the roadways we will show you a map of 680 the bad news we are starting to see delays, southbound castle wood to 84. where the express lanes begin traffic moving up to speed. that will relieve congestion. making your way east 80 or near 880 we have reports of an accident left lane give yourself extra time and bay bridge lights are on backed up well to the maze at this point so extra time needed. that is this morning. >> extra time. a little extra time to get the fog out of here. plenty of that this morning for
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the afternoon, sunshine mix of sun and clouds along the coast highs mid-60s. lower 70s around the bay and 80s inland we will cool down tuesday and wednesday, but don't worry warming back up thursday and friday fall arrives wednesday night first full day of fall thursday, not a fall like weekend lower 90s expected inland that will be saturday and sunday temperatures lower 70s. for the coastline, and let's not forget we have something else going on cbs family hawaii five-o premiers tonight 10:00 p.m. cbs 5 that is our forecast for hawaii five-o rain showers. you don't typically thing of rain but hey it is weather conditions upper 70s. >> all right so we can all feel better about any neighbors who went to hawaii this week, it is raining there. we have sunshine all over the place northern california. plenty of beautiful shots tonight. >> hawaii is gorgeous. >> we can go to antioch or
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danville. >> we don't need to go to hawaii. >> all right tracy thank you. >> it is tough missing the birth of a child especially for soldiers in afghanistan. >> it didn't happen for kim and jason. thanks to skype. kim had been keeping in touch with her husband throughout her pregnancy when she went into labor she posted as her facebook status. >> she is in labor and on facebook. >> this sounds like you >> i know this is something i would do. i don't post a lot of status updates i just spy on other people. within a half hour, jason was on skype in the delivery room on his wife's laptop he watched the birth encouraging and talking to his wife the whole time. >> wow. >> such a cute baby. >> yeah. >> think great. that is a wonderful way to use technology. >> if you have a story idea or comment you would like to share with us e-mail us to our assignment desk editor brian at


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